November 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Salvage theft, fee exemptions discussed

NEW PORTLAND — The Kingfield New Portland Transfer Station board met Oct. 28 in New Portland. Transfer Station Manager Staci Thompson gave her monthly report which included an issue with the demolition container. More...

Oquossoc fire quickly controlled

OQUOSSOC — Rangeley firefighters responded to a call from Oquossoc Grocery at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 29. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Nicole Rabata and Friends comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Nicole Rabata and Friends at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Nov. 13. The show starts at 7 p.m. A preshow jam at Skye Theatre will start at 6:15 p.m. More...

Mislead Posse to play the Phillips community center - Free Access

PHILLIPS — Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., the Phillips Area Community Center Local Music Series will present Misled Posse, featuring Ben Ellis on guitar and Jodi Spencer Ellis on vocals (from S. More...

Joe Klofas drawings showing

FARMINGTON — The exhibition, “From Life… Some Drawings by Joe Klofas” will be at the Washburn- Johnson Fine Art Gallery at 155 Front Street from Nov. 8 to Dec. More...

Community & Local News

Happy 95th Lewis

Lewis Abbott turned 95 Nov. 5. Friends and family would like to have a card overflow for his birthday. More...

Bean supper on tap

STRATTON — The Wayfarers Club of Maine is sponsoring a public bean supper for the community, visiting hunters and ATV enthusiasts Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Roast pork dinner set

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Post 120 of the American Legion will hold a public roast pork dinner Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram falls to St. Dom’s in MVC Class C West Quarterfinals

LEWISTON — The Mt. Abram Roadrunners and a busload of MTA students traveled to Lewiston last Wednesday afternoon for the MVC Class C quarter finals at St. Dom’s, hoping to avenge a loss earlier in the season.  More...

Mt. Abram Fall Sports Awards - Free Access

SALEM — The Fall Sports Awards will be held at Mt. Abram High School on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a dessert in the High School Cafeteria served by the MTA Boosters. Awards will be given out following dessert. More...

Mt. Abram boys win Sportsmanship Award

Late Monday afternoon, as the Irregular went to press, it was announced that the Mt. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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Community Things To Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Warren proposes trail system

“We need to get on a path and see where it leads”

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen heard a presentation of a conceptual trail system during their Oct. 28. More...

Thank you Clem

Brud Folger (right), a member of the Dick Bell Chapel Board of Directors, presents Clem Begin a plaque commemorating all his years of contributory service for the Sugarloaf chapel during the recent H More...

Search and rescue in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY — In July and August of this year, the Maine Association of Search and Rescue were heavily involved in a search for Geraldine “Gerry” Largay. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Governments lie a lot

“Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.” Attributed to Otto von Bismarck

We should all understand that some lies are routine, necessary and common to all governments at all times. For example, it seems fairly certain that the U.S. dollar will be officially devalued before long and absolutely certain that the U.S. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you are a hunter have you ever bagged a buck before? What size do you think your buck this year will be?

Eric Kinney, Phillips “Yes ma’am, I am a hunter and I have brought a deer home before. I’m guessing a 10 point, 198-pound buck would be good for this year.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nana R. Haines

1941-2013 — Being a grandparent was one of her favorite times of her life

AUBURN — Nana Rae Fisher Haines, 71, died Oct. 30, 2013 at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn with her loving family by her side. More...

Linnie A. Taylor

1932-2013 — She epitomized the phrase “be the best you can be”

LEWISTON — Linnie Alleen (Merchant) Taylor, 81, of Starks, died Oct. 23, 2013 at CMMC in Lewiston.  More...

Mary Ann ‘Mimi’ Kelley

1939-2013

LEWES, Del. — Mary Ann “Mimi” Kelley (nee Gore), age 74 of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Nov. More...

News from our Schools

Big plans for Taylor Jordan

KINGFIELD — When Mt. Abram graduate Taylor Jordan was applying for scholarships last year, she applied for a local scholarship through the Stanley Museum. More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

Blood Drive   Thursday, Nov. 7, beginning at 11 a.m. a blood drive will be held at Mt. Abram High School. Contact Lori Littlefield for more information.  Student-Led Conferences   Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. More...

Saddleback Peak Teacher’s Pass voting underway

RANGELEY — Saddleback recently expressed its appreciation to all the students who took the time to write an essay about the special teacher in their lives. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Veterans Day is Monday  Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.  —G.K. Chesterton   More...

Happy Hunting!

Well, fall is upon us and the deer More...